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SmokinAussie 10-23-2010 05:35 PM

Simple Lamb Chops
 
G'day Bruces:becky:

Last week I read that Redhot and Guerry were going to try some lamb for the first time... and I thought... well what advice could I give that would make it a positive experience...

So here goes. This thread is dedicated to the quintissential Lamb Virgin:shock:

So, first. The easiest thing to do is a chop. So, I got some chops from my meatatarium...
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This cut is a shoulder chop. In Australia, they are commonly called a BBQ Chop... yes, I know that is rediculous, but most Aussies still think that BBQ is gassing this particular kind of cut to a crisp on some propane 6 burner monster...:tsk:

A shoulder chop is a good place to start for a BBQ. It's got a more complex flavour than a leg, and it's relatively quick and easy. Just remember that this cut is quite thin, so can be easy to overcook.
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When doing lamb for the first time, there is nothing more simple than a plain seasoning of Celery Salt and Pepper... that's it.. Just let the lamb shine through!
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A few hours after seasoning, just drizzle with a tiny bit of EVOO, and place on indirect heat for about 30 - 40mins at 250F
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After that time, give them a pretty short.... less than 5 minutes reverse sear. In my case, I transferred them from the smoker box to the fire box...
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Meanwhile, I had baked potatoes in the firebox too...
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Then just a little rest...
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And on the plate with the baked potato, and a side of coleslaw:
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And importantly, just done medium rare... and important thing for first time wanna be lamb lovers....

And a simple word of advice. If you find the lamb just a bit fatty, or too strong for you, just squeeze a dash of lemon over the lamb and let the acid cut through that flavour. It's a very complimentary thing.... but of course, I like my lamb just like this....
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Goodnight, and thanks for looking.

Goodluck to all on their 1st Lamb journey...
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Cheers!

Bill

bigabyte 10-23-2010 06:01 PM

Looks fantastic!:cool:

Dr_KY 10-23-2010 06:09 PM

ExXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCELLENT!

bluetang 10-23-2010 06:49 PM

That is killer good stuff. Salivating here!

Bacon_99 10-23-2010 06:52 PM

Great post and the chops looked great.....

smellysockalarmclock 10-23-2010 07:19 PM

Thanks! I have been eyeballing the lamb at the local food purveyor myself and haven't had the stones to actually do it yet.

By the way if your kids are anything like mine, that is the only time they are quite and your able to just look at them. Priceless

txschutte 10-23-2010 07:25 PM

We don't see much lamb here in Beef Country. I will have to look a bit harder. Thanks, Bill!

Crazy Harry 10-23-2010 07:37 PM

those looked good, I've always had mint on lamb

Ron_L 10-23-2010 08:47 PM

Nice job! I don't think I've seen shoulder chops around here, but I'll look.

deguerre 11-03-2010 12:17 PM

Thanks Bill! I've just saved this thread for reference. Can't believe I missed it.

Phubar 11-03-2010 12:26 PM

Thanks Guerry!:cool:
Awesome looking Phoodsz Ausz!

Neil 11-03-2010 12:27 PM

Just got through eating a pork chop for lunch and now I'm hungry again. Great job on the lamb.

Phrasty 11-03-2010 03:10 PM

Looks great Bill! LOVE lamb! I'd take it over steak any day!! Great tut!

Cheers

Big George's BBQ 11-03-2010 03:16 PM

Yum I love Lamb Thanks for the class

Gore 11-03-2010 03:56 PM

Yeah, I missed this one also. Nice little tutorial. Looks like a nice lamb coma your daughter is in.


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